Natural Resources
October 27, 2006

CNLOPB Chairman Appointed  

The start date for the new chairman and CEO of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) is October 30, the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Minister of Natural Resources, confirmed today.  

All the necessary orders have now been issued by the provincial and federal governments for the appointment of Max Ruelokke, a professional engineer and former deputy minister with the provincial government.  

�We will work with Mr. Ruelokke and the board to ensure an effective approach to managing our offshore resources and furthering development,� Minister Dunderdale said. �The board plays a key role in the management of our petroleum resources on behalf of the federal and provincial governments and we will ensure issues important to the province are addressed in the best interest of the people of the province.�  

Media contact:
Tracy Barron
Director of Communications
Natural Resources
709-729-5282, 690-1703

2006 10 27                                           5:10 p.m.

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